Briefs for June 18: State senate candidate appearing today in Craig

Emily Tracy, a Democratic candidate for Colorado State Senate District 8, will appear at 3:30 p.m. today at Downtown Books, 543 Yampa Ave., in Craig, for a meet-and-greet with local voters. The event, which is scheduled to conclude at 4:45 p.m., is open to the public.

For more information, call 970-389-4574 or email etbreck@gmail.com.

Road work slated to begin today

A temporary closure is scheduled for First Street between Stock Drive and Preece Avenue beginning today and continuing through June 29. Traffic will be detoured around the closure.

For more information, call the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department at 824-3211.

Reading activity set for Tuesday

“Light Your Fire for Reading,” a children’s story time with local firefighters, takes place promptly at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the north end of Veterans Memorial Park.

The event is open to elementary school students, who are encouraged to bring the book bags they received through the Friends of Moffat County Education's 13-3 Book Drive.

Fire trucks will be on site for the event, which is sponsored by Craig Fire/Rescue and Sandrock Elementary School.

Children must be accompanied by parents or guardians.

Free Parkinson’s presentation in Steamboat

A free presentation about advanced treatment options for Parkinson’s disease and essential tremors will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs.

Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

Physicians will discuss treatment options, patient candidacy and new research about deep brain stimulation.

Space is limited and RSVP is required.

For more information or to RSVP, call 303-938-5700 or email kathyb@bnasurg.com.

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